Küllerinden Doğan Bir Tıbbi Uygulama: Müzik Terapi
Journal of Health Services and Education
It is evident that a type of medical practice has been rising in turkey within the last decade. It has been discussed in scientific meetings devoted to this specific topic. besides all these progress, a point of view has always been stressed: this special medical practice existed in the past history of our country but somehow it has been abandoned. It is music therapy. It had been applied for thousand years in anatolia until 1850ies. by the beginning of 2000, efforts led to rebirth of music
... apy and Ministry of Health started to licence professionals in 2016. It would not be wrong to say that music therapy rised out of the ashes of history which were smoldering. the early references of music therapy include El-kindi, Alfarabius, brethren of Purity, Avicenna and Şuuri Hasan Efendi. It can be said that the main impetus for music therapy started to accelerate during the years of 2000s in turkey. Published books and dissertations are surrogate measures of this acceleration. For the first time, in 2008, music therapy was included to curriculum as elective course in trakya University Faculty of Medicine. It was also included to undergraduate curriculum in İstanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine by the year of 2014. the first regulation was issued on October 27, 2014 under the title of traditional and Complementary Medicine bylaw. In 2016, Ministry of Health started to give licence to medical professionals as music therapists. Written documents show that music therapy practice was present in this geography since the years of 800s and it was used until 1800s. Music therapy was abandoned in 1850ies, but in the last decade, it rised from the ashes by efforts of academicians, music and medical professionals, and support of governmental institutions.